Reports on Protest & Resistance

70+ Cities Say NO MORE to Police Brutality and Mass Incarceration

Hayat, World Can't Wait Intern | October 25, 2014

Orange jumpsuits against mass incarceration, torture, and GuantanamoAll over the nation, over 70 cities chose to participate in the 19th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation held on October 22nd, 2014. We here at World Can't Wait also joined in.

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Day 65: Cornel West, Carl Dix, Among Protesters Arrested After Ferguson Weekend of Resistance

Stop Mass Incarceration Network | October 13, 2014

Cornel West Arrested at Ferguson Protest October 13, 2014Below is a report on the arrests earlier today in Ferguson.  At this writing, Carl Dix and Cornel West have been released from the county lockup.  They are waiting for more people to be released, including steering committee members of the Month of Resistance to be released.

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Protests at Port of Oakland Against Siege of Gaza Block Ship from Unloading

World Can't Wait - San Francisco Bay Area Chapter | August 18, 2014

Oakland Dock Action for PalestineOn Saturday August 16, several thousand protesters marched into the Port of Oakland toward the berth where a weekly Israeli cargo ship docks to offload its goods.  The weekly docking of a Zim Lines cargo ship at the Oakland port was the focus (Zim Integrated Shipping Services is the Israeli international maritime shipping line).  A community picket line at its berth was called for 5 AM Saturday, to meet the longshoremen arriving for the day shift to offload its cargo.

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One Year Jail Term for Drone Protest at Hancock AFB, New York State

Debra Sweet | July 15, 2014
 
July 17, 2014: Update: Mary Anne Grady Flores was released on $5,000 appeal bond today.

mary anne gradyJuly 10, 2014: Syracuse, NY. Anti-drone protester Mary Anne Grady was sent to county jail for a maximum 12 month sentence for violating a temporary "Order of Protection" granted by a County Judge to explicitly to protect the Commander Evans of Hancock Air Force Base, who said he wanted to keep protesters "out of his driveway."

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Courageous Resistance Appears

Map of IraqDebra Sweet | July 9, 2014

A hearty "thank you" to Courage to Resist, which just issued a call to "all U.S. military personnel to resist any effort to pursue a new military attack on Iraq via troops, bombs, drones or any other means.  In keeping with our Mission Statement, we affirm that, just as there was never any legitimate reason for the United States to send military forces to Iraq in the past, there is not now any reason for the United States to participate militarily in the affairs of the people of Iraq."

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Protesters Outside Obama's West Point Speech Call on Army to Refuse to Fly Drones

Nick Mottern | May 31, 2014

Drone protestOn Wednesday, May 28, about 25 protesters mounted a sunrise anti-drone war witness at the two gates to West Point where family and friends of cadets were entering by the thousands for graduation ceremonies and to hear President Barack Obama’s commencement address.

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Global Protests Say Shut Down Guantanamo - End Indefinite Detention

Debra Sweet | May 26, 2014

Chicago ProtestALERT: Ominous action taken in the U.S. is a Senate vote this week to authorize Obama to move all the 154 prisoners to prisons in the U.S.

This would allow Obama the claim that he has “closed” Guantanamo, while creating a terrible precedent of holding prisoners indefinitely and without charge, and possibly trying those few they have charged in sham military commission trials, within the U.S. Some of the prisoners' attorneys say that disappearing them into the hellhole of mass incarceration here would make it even harder to get them freed, even though many have already been cleared for release.

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Student Protest Forces Condoleezza Rice to Pull Out of Rutgers Commencement

Interview by Revolution | May 5, 2014

On May 2, Condoleezza Rice released a statement that she was bowing out of an invitation she had received to give the commencement speech at Rutgers University on May 18. This is a major victory for students at Rutgers University who had been organizing escalating protests to demand that the university rescind her invitation. Fifty students staged a sit-in outside the Rutgers University president's office, and 100 students had confronted him with sharp questions and chanted their opposition when he appeared publicly a few days later. News of the students' protests spread around the world.

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Making Visible the Victims of the Drone Wars

CornelDebra Sweet | April 29, 2014

Sunday I was in Syracuse, NY for a mass protest against drones, and of the outrageous “orders of protection” granted by a local judge against specific protesters, aimed at keeping them away from Hanock Air Force Base, from where drone operations in Afghanistan are piloted. We began at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church with almost 500 as Cornel West spoke about poverty, racism and drones. "How does virtue stand up to brute force?" he asked, quoting WEB Dubois. One way Cornel answered is that we cannot allow the victims of US imperialism to be invisible.

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Three Weeks into Days of Action to Stop US Drone Wars & Surveillance: More than 90 Actions

Debra Sweet | April 23, 2014

CIA drone strikes over the last few days have taken the lives of “more than 3 dozen militants” according to US and Yemen government statements. They admit to kiling three civilians, and if patterns hold, may be forced to admit that people branded as “militants” may not have been armed combatants, and certainly may not have been part of al Queda, as the U.S. military has alleged.

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